Ku Klux Klan's Grand Dragon Says "A Lot Of The Whites In The U.S. Are Starting To Wake Up"

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At the end of last year, we counted down the most popular Zero Hedge posts of 2014. The fact that the term “civil unrest” appeared in the titles of both the number-one and number-two most popular articles of the year speaks volumes and suggests that what readers found most fascinating, and troubling, was the increasing preponderance of social disobedience and of covert, proxy or outright wars: phenomena that accompany a world sliding deeper into distress. 

The riots that left Baltimore in ashes in late April and the massacre that occurred last week at the historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston serve as vivid reminders of the extent to which American society now teeters perpetually on the edge of social upheaval. Increasingly, those who feel ‘the system’ has somehow failed them are turning to violence as a means of addressing their grievances, which betrays a complete lack of faith in the government’s ability to help create the conditions under which groups and individuals with divergent interests can coexist without sinking into a Hobbesian state of nature. 

What does the future hold for an American society gripped by social unrest and presided over by a legislature that refuses to legislate, and a President who, over the course of eight years has metamorphosed from the champion of solidarity and change to the poster child for fractious party politics and political gridlock? We can’t say, but in the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in South Carolina last week, one group has a prediction. Here’s Reuters:

Leaders of America’s core white supremacist groups have a laundry list of perceived grievances. They say the media ignore black on white crime; that desegregation has led to poorer schools for white students; that white people in the United States have lost power to black people.


And while they don’t condone last week’s shootings of nine black worshipers at a Charleston church, many of the leaders say they understand the motivation behind the attack – and predict more violence to come.



Interviews with half-a-dozen prominent white nationalists reveal a movement that they say has been re-energized by such things as the election of America’s first black president and, more recently, what movement leaders describe as “a siege” against white police officers.


"A lot of the whites in the U.S. are starting to wake up," Robert Jones, grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina, said in an interview. White people, he said, are getting "fed up" with the lack of attention paid to crimes against white people by blacks.


Dylann Roof, the man accused of last week’s attack at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, is not known to have joined any of the established hate groups, but a manifesto attributed to him describes how he was radicalized online, learning about “brutal black on white murders” while surfing the website of the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens.


Bradley Griffin, a Council board member, called the Charleston attack “horrifying,” And attempted to distance the organization from the killings. “No one in our group has ever said, 'Go pick up a gun and shoot random people.' I don't know where this guy got that idea from,” he said in an interview.


But he also said he’s sympathetic to Roof’s anger. “If anyone touches a hair on a black person, it's international news, whereas the most horrific crimes imaginable are inflicted on whites all the time, and I think the media kind of wants to downplay that,” he said. The Council’s website, which has since been taken down, described the group “as the only serious nationwide activist group that sticks up for white rights.”


Leaders of the white power movement warn that last week’s shootings could presage a rise in violence by disaffected whites who see their world changing in ways they can’t accept.

“I expect that you're going to see an uptick in those types of attacks,” said Brian Culpepper, a Tennessee chapter leader of the National Socialist Movement, the largest Neo-Nazi organization in the United States, referring to the shooting in Charleston.


“Open borders is a huge problem,” he said in an interview, causing white people to be displaced by “third worlders,” and generating “resentment among the whites and among the nationalists."


And the groups don't necessarily include all of those sympathetic to their principles. Roan Garcia-Quintana said he resigned from the Council of Conservative Citizens because “they were all interested in just complaining," he said. And he stopped attending meetings of the League of the South, a group that wants “a free and independent Southern republic” to protect its “Anglo-Celtic core population,” because they were "like a history class."


Many African-Americans in the state say that such groups exacerbate racial tensions and help fuel the kind of violence Charleston saw last week.

"It didn't surprise me," said Mary Quarles, a black woman who grew up in Abbeville, South Carolina. “We're in the South and the South is the South.”

Ultimately, it appears America has become a country wherein everyone feels marginalized and/or aggrieved in one way or another. In the absence of a dramatic societal reboot, we fear social instability is likely here to stay.

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The Delicate Genius's picture
The Delicate Genius (not verified) Jun 24, 2015 5:31 PM

Guy probably works for .gov.

THX 1178's picture

The more people see this the better:


"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause."

-Abraham Lincoln



“Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late… It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision… It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties.”

Maj. General Patrick R. Cleburne, CSA, January 1864




"I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything."

-Abraham Lincoln

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free shit plz (not verified) THX 1178 Jun 24, 2015 6:00 PM

Some good quotes to take the shine off the Steven Jewberg fantasy biopic. The civil war was not fought over slavery, despite what the jewish controlled schools and Jon 'why don't I make some inaccurate piece of shit movie stoking the bad guy iranians meme while my war mongering government does its best to initiate war with them, yet still act like I'm some lone voice of reason" Stewart would have us believe.

Hey jon, youre a filthy jew and extremely unfunny, your best work was cameoing in big daddy. Please fuck off to israel if you dont like the confederate flag, and fuck you for calling the confederates team slavery, you zionist faggot.

Liberal war mongers, oi vey.

wee-weed up's picture



But... but... Obozo was supposed to be the first post-racial President...

He was going to unite the races...

What happened?

Was it all a big lie forced down our throats by the PC Libs and their sycophant MSM?

THE 4th Quadrant's picture

With that in mind: Take a minute and send the poor kid a few dollars.


His inmate number is: 0001518680

El Vaquero's picture

Last I heard, most of the KKK was FBI informants informing on each other.

Bumpo's picture

You don't have to be a hate-filled white supremacist to see that Whitey is getting shit on every direction you turn. Too bad this article has to come from the Ku Klux Klan angle. Just adds to the White Race is inherently Racist stereotype.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

"Too bad this article has to come from the Ku Klux Klan angle. Just adds to the Whitey is Racist stereotype."

And that is exactly the desired result and why it was even published.

Billy the Poet's picture

The media is now openly cheering on a race war.

ebworthen's picture

Time to start discriminating against White Butch Lesbians and half-bloods:

"Heterosexual Women and 100% genetically pure minorities encouraged to apply".

BoredRoom's picture
BoredRoom (not verified) bigkahuna Jun 24, 2015 7:20 PM

Sadly, the Klan now speaks the truth

jwoop66's picture

I'm a 48 year old white guy who currently lives in NC , and I have never met a "white suppremecist"  or  a kkk person.

wee-weed up's picture



According to the Lib MSM...

People like you do not exist.

They think ALL white people are racists.

And of course, according to them, a black person CANNOT be racist.

falconflight's picture

I too am now in NC, and I was in the middle of the last great KKK rally in Decatur Alabama circa 1979.  I was a machine operator at the Decatur Daily Newspaper. The rally was part of the time at the newspaper.  It was a little intimidating....and a little intimidating push back would be healthy imho.

Consuelo's picture

They'll cheer until a few of them are ground up in it.

Billy the Poet's picture

"They were forced to eat Robin's minstrels and there was much rejoicing."

falconflight's picture

The race war has been on for years now, just whitey been submitting all along the way...voluntarily or otherwise.

Billy the Poet's picture

Dey's got me locked up in wonadeys rib shacks. Send hep an a clean sheet!

Absolute Truth's picture


Remember LEO Michael Slager that allegedly gunned down the black male after a traffic stop?  He and Mr DylaNNNN are now jail cell neighbors...   Smell fishy?

Thirtyseven's picture

If by "unite" the races he actually meant a black man raping every white woman in the country then....it would be accurate.

Buster Cherry's picture

I have no ill will towards.jews but I would like to put a jumbo shrimp down.Jon Stewarts defroster duct.

Counterpunch's picture
Counterpunch (not verified) free shit plz Jun 24, 2015 11:55 PM

well come on....


he's a funny dude, let's be honest...

nuubee's picture

I often wonder what north america would be like now had the North decided that states rights were more important than bloodshed for the "union". I suspect the U.S. would not have ever become a world superpower, but I also suspect that the U.S. would still be one of the freer and safe places to live on earth.

Econolingus's picture

"freer and safe places to live..."

Unless, of course, you are black.

Thirtyseven's picture

The vast majority are neither free nor safe now!

bigkahuna's picture

lol! No one is free and we are only as safe as we can make ourselves... (so, not very safe in the aggregate)

tmosley's picture

The slaves in the south would have been freed as a matter of course.  Industrialism's great efficiency would demand ir, as it already had in the North.  Absent the carpetbaggers, they would likely have come to be like the Irish are in the UK today. Instead, they fester.

agNau's picture

Perpetuate a condition, and create a reason for your existence.
Hobama (the face) has quite handily cemented the renaming of slavery.
A kinder and fair slavery where we join hands and unite as equals.
A poor and middle class where we all are winners and medalists, with the best democracy money can buy. There is not one area untouched by illusion.

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gladius17 (not verified) tmosley Jun 25, 2015 1:04 AM

We do not fester. The South is on the up-and-up. Our next step is to shed the Yankee yoke off our backs.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

They could return to their homeland where they could live free of White oppression. 

Billy the Poet's picture

How can one return to where one has never been?

oncefired's picture

For much of his career, Lincoln believed that colonization—or the idea that a majority of the African-American population should leave the United States and settle in Africa or Central America—was the best way to confront the problem of slavery. His two great political heroes, Henry Clay and Thomas Jefferson, had both favored colonization; both were slave owners who took issue with aspects of slavery but saw no way that blacks and whites could live together peaceably. Lincoln first publicly advocated for colonization in 1852, and in 1854 said that his first instinct would be “to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia” (the African state founded by the American Colonization Society in 1821).

acetinker's picture

Yeah, Liberia- cruise ship's registry... 

flyingcaveman's picture

.....And if I can save the union by making everybody slaves, I'd do that too.

Terminus C's picture

An' thas wha' massa truly did, uh huh.

acetinker's picture

Yeah THX, we don't wanna know any of that shit, we just wanna be gainfully employed, or given subsistence, by an entity we all know is corrupt beyond comprehension.

Maybe Cog could help explain this.  I can't.

wee-weed up's picture

Showing those Abraham Lincoln quotes to a PC Lib is like showing a cross to Dracula.

Consuelo's picture

Both 'Liberals' and 'Conservatives' slavish devotion to the cult of Lincoln rests not with the issue of 'slavery', but with Raw, Unadulterated Government POWER - and the brutal, effective employment of it...    It is in this regard that Lincoln proved himself a hard act to follow.

Buster Cherry's picture

Great comment. Illustrates Lincolns tyranny in that he didnt care what cost it was to keep the south from ever being independent.

You had one downvote I see. I won't waste a second more wondering about why.

A second is too valuable in comparason.

Laddie's picture

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced .gov will “fast track” $29 million to victim families of the June 17 shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina, Reuters reports. This amounts to over $3.2 million per family.

Speaking of Liberia, after he had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln stated:

"I have urged the colonization of the Negroes, and I shall continue. My Emancipation Proclamation was linked with this plan. There is no room for two distinct races of white men in America, much less for two distinct races of whites and blacks. I can conceive of no greater calamity than the assimilation of the Negro into our social and political life as our equal ... Within twenty years we can peacefully colonize the Negro and give him our language, literature, religion, and system of government under conditions in which he can rise to the full measure of manhood. This he can never do here. We can never attain the ideal union our fathers dreamed, with millions of an alien, inferior race among us, whose assimilation is neither possible nor desirable."

Billy the Poet's picture

Thanks for another example of how Lincoln could be so very wrong.

vortmax's picture

Even if he IS legit, you can bet on a good half of his membership being FBI informants.

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Buster Cherry's picture

I think you picked the wrong site to recuit performers for beastiality flicks.

FreeShitter's picture

You damn right we are.

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free shit plz (not verified) FreeShitter Jun 24, 2015 6:04 PM

Ive been awake so long im getting tired, wake me up when its dope on a rope time.

Spungo's picture

I don't always dress like a wizard, but when I do, I call myself a dragon and a wizard.